“We are all the same. We are all a field of Sunflowers!” – Jacques Houdek (Croatia)

The second Jury Semi Final takes places at 21:00CET tonight; and the artists, delegations, press and media in Kiev are busy preparing themselves for it. ESCBubble are still in the press centre, ready to bring you the latest news as it happens. The first Dress Rehearsal of Semi Final 2 will take place this afternoon – but until then, the team are bringing you more of their interviews with the artists from the week

We now bring you our interview with Croatia‘s artist for 2017 – Jacques Houdek!

Melissa recently spoke to Jacques after his second rehearsal in the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev. In the interview, he told us how he wanted the stage to look vibrant and colourful for his song, and described how his love of the sunflower influenced his decision for this. Jacques also told Melissa about the various languages that he can sing in, including Māori and Hebrew.

You can watch our interview with Jacques below:


Croatia will perform in the second Semi Final on Thursday, May 11th. You can watch the official video to “My Friend” here:


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